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KCSMMHZ
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
any rockets using ballistic missile technology. japanese ambassador to the u.n. said he has asked the security council to take up the issue. the council has decided to hold an emergency meeting on wednesday. the world has been focusing on one of north korea's few allies in asia. nhk world's takafumi reports from beijing on china's response. >> reporter: chinese foreign minister spokesperson condemned the launch in a routine news conference. >> translator: it's regrettable that north korea went ahead with the launch despite the international community's close attention. as a member of the united nations, the north has the obligation to respect security council resolutions. >> reporter: but the chinese official expressed a kosher stance toward additional sanctions against the north. china urged north korea to exercise self-restraint. its officials had expressed hope the north would behave cautiously from the broad per suspect i of peace and stability on the korean peninsula. that the leadership in pyongyang did not heed that call and went ahead with the launch anyway. it demonstrates th
KCSMMHZ
Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
missile technology. the country's committee of space technology said on monday a technical problem was found in the first stage of the three-stage rocket. north korea said earlier this month it would launch the rocket between december 10th and 22nd from the tongchang-ri launch site in the country's northwest. the south korean official told nhk satellite photos taken on monday show what appear to be people and vehicles moving around the launch site. the official says a missile on the launch pad remained covered. the activity on the ground suggests a possible technical problem is being fixed. north korea's last launch in april failed. its leadership promoted the event by saying the nation was honoring the instructions of late leader kim jong-il. details of the planned launch have not been reported inside the country. for more on this issue we turn to our security analyst, bonji ohara, a former navy captain with japan's maritime self-defense force. >> it's difficult to define specific problem in the launch. but it might be the simple mechanical trouble not structural problem because t
KCSMMHZ
Dec 13, 2012 6:00am PST
at the control facility. >> translator: even countries with developed satellite technology have had many failed launches but we learned from the failure in april. we launched today's rocket with a conviction to succeed. >> the first stage fell into the yellow sea west of the korean peninsula. the nose cover fell a short distance beyond that. the second stage dropped into the pacific ocean east of the philippines. >>> an american astrophysicist says what the north koreans call a satellite is an orbit commonly used by intelligence in observation satellites. jonathan mcdowell is the harvard smithsonian center for astro physics. he says the object seems to be orbiting south/north about 500 kilometers above earth. >>> south korea says the north was trying to create confusion before its launch. the government says the moves were intended to bewilder the international community. south korean defense ministry spokesperson kim suk wrangled with the criticism over his country's intelligence gathering capabilities. >> translator: it appears that north korea carried out a series of deceptive ac
KCSMMHZ
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
powered technology has begun near tokyo. about 200 companies are taking part from japan, china and germany and several other countries. demand is growing in japan has power companies are now required to purchase renewable energy. but japanese solar makers lag behind overseas competitors in terms of profitability. this is one of the exhibitors. the japanese company is displaying solar panels with the world's highest level of power efficiency. it's trying to make a profit by selling solar panels as well as the electricity it generates. sharp is exhibiting a new product which is a combination of window glass and a solar battery. although it can be used on homes and office windows, it can generate only half the power of a regular solar panel. >>> more people in japan are planning to travel during the coming year end holidays. they're planning to travel for the first time in two years. this is due to the calendar that lets people take up to nine straight days. more than 30 million people have made reservations for either domestic or overseas trips from december 23 to november 3. reserva
KCSMMHZ
Dec 10, 2012 2:30pm PST
villages, they don't know about technology. they have been suffering. >> it also means his friends back home can follow him on his dirty to geneva, despite the difference -- on his journey to geneva, despite the differences -- distance. >> that's it for "journal." >> find more at www.dw.de. see you soon.
KCSMMHZ
Dec 7, 2012 2:30pm PST
order to invest money into new technologies such as broadband networks, they decided to cut the dividend for investors. now, many people here fear that this is something that more companies might do also next year, especially if the situation of the eurozone economy does not improve. >> let's take a quick look at some market numbers now. the dax ended the day almost 0.25% down. the euro stocks 50 down just a tad. across the atlantic, the dow jones is currently going up about 0.3%, and the euro is trading for $1.2925. >> three former workers at those two banks a huge losses were concealed to avoid a government bailout. the complaints were filed with u.s. regulators, including the securities and exchange commission. >> the three alleged deutsche bank miss valuable to $12 billion in losses during the years 2007 through 2009 at the height of the global financial crisis. deutsche bank says the accusations are wholly unfounded. work has started on a major natural gas pipeline that critics say will deepen europe's dependence on russian gas. president putin was on hand as they began dig
KCSMMHZ
Dec 8, 2012 8:00am PST
capital san josÉ. here the students learn about agricultural and environmental technology -- and they get plenty of hands-on experience here, too. bert kohlmann heads the center for research and development of renewable energy. in less than ten years, costa rica plans to meet all its electricity needs with renewables. >> costa rica has many excellent options when it comes renewable energy -- we have solar energy, geothermal energy, biomass, water power, and wind power. we have all of that here in costa rica. >> the lectures are in english. around two-thirds of the students come from abroad. >> i come from nicaragua. my name is francisco leiva, and i think with this course i can use all the knowledge to use in my region, because we have a lot of wind energy and also solar energy. >> the students go wherever there's environmental technology -- even on top of a roof. this solar energy unit heats water. >> what i have here is a here is a hand-held infrared thermometer. so if you hold that to the collector and press the button, than you can read, what the temperature of the collector is at
KCSMMHZ
Dec 8, 2012 8:30am PST
technology is pretty indestructible. the car has never broken down. it is in tip-top shape. we would not be doing it if we had doubts about it. >> they run a car dealership that specializes in vehicles from a former east bloc. they sell about four each month. buyers like the fact that these cars hold their value. >> in the last two or three years, they have doubled in value, and restoring is costly. prices are slowly rising because there are fewer of these cars around. they are dying out. >> stefan has just bought one. the 25-year-old wanted a car that was unique, inexpensive, and would hold its value. >> in my circle of friends, i am the only one who has a vehicle like this, but they all love it. each of them has a hobby or some little quirk. they drive a motorcycle or something, but i drive a lada. >> he bought his car from a man who also provides technical support. he is fascinated by the low-tech lada. the car dealers embark on their grand voyage. they will attend a meeting held by fans of soviet-era cars. after 1,400 kilometers on the highway, they make a pit stop. the visit mark smith
KCSMMHZ
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
said the north is also working to improve reliability of its missile technology. >>> in afghanistan, nato foreign ministers have pledged to extend financial assistance to the war-torn country after international combat troops withdraw at the end of 2014. nato foreign ministers wrapped up a meeting in brussels on wednesday. representatives of 52 countries discussed measures to support the afghan military and police. those two services will be responsible for afghanistan's security after international troops leave. the alliance confirmed it would continue to provide financial aid worth $4.1 billion per year to fund training and equipment for local security forces. some observers have questioned giving such a large amount of money to a government that has been widely criticized for corruption. nato's secretary-general says tackling corruption is on the agenda. >> i have discussed the issue on several occasions with president karzai, and he and i agree that it must be given the very highest priority to fight corruption. >> afghan foreign ministry spokesman told reports the financial sup
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